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Tyreek Hill's emergence makes Chiefs legitimate Super Bowl threat

Tyreek Hill's two touchdowns led the Chiefs to a huge victory over the Raiders on Thursday night, and his presence makes Kansas City very dangerous.

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6hMichael C. Wright

Popovich rips Spurs for 'going through motions'

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was critical of his players after Thursday's 95-91 loss to the Bulls, saying, "We played 24 minutes again, as we have for about the last 10 games."

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8hMike Triplett

Witness says Will Smith brought 'his own demise'

A witness in the trial of Cardell Hayes said that former Saints player Will Smith brought about 'his own demise' by acting as an aggressor on the night that Smith was shot and killed.

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8hJustin Verrier

Pelicans' Gentry: Not concerned with job status

After a 99-88 loss to the 76ers, the Pelicans have dropped six of their past seven games. When asked if it felt like a low point for the team, Pelicans star Anthony Davis simply replied, "Yup."

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Coach B is the first female football coach in Florida

Meet Coach Brunson, the first woman to be named a head football coach in the state of Florida, and who fought an uphill battle to teach her players discipline, the importance of education and respect.

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46mPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: The NFL's shell game

Friday Flashback: With the NFL's helmet rule, there are now 16 throwback looks that are off-limits.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Doug Whaley to WGR 550 on Tyrod Taylor: "He's got 4 more games to write this chapter. Then after this season, like everybody on the team, we're going to do an evaluation and then we'll go from there."

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

On Tuesday, the NFL will announce the teams who will play in London next season. Ravens are a candidate to face the Jaguars there in 2017.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Grizzlies have outscored opponents by 19 points in 32 clutch minutes during their 5-game winning streak, despite the absences of Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons and others. Memphis has overcome fourth-quarter deficits of 14 to the Magic, 13 to the Trail Blazers and 10 to the Pelicans during the streak. How? "Staying poised, never putting our heads down and feel sorry for ourselves," Tony Allen told the Memphis media. "I hate to say the same thing, but grit ‘n grind."

Chiefs' Hill Races Through Raiders for TD
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Tyreek Hill fields a punt and maneuvers his way for a 78-yard touchdown in the second quarter -- one of his two TDs in Kansas City's 21-13 win over Oakland.

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Raiders QB Derek Carr was 0-of-7 on passes at least 15 yards downfield in a loss to the Chiefs on Thursday. His 41.5% completion percentage overall was 2nd-lowest of his career.

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Raiders QB Derek Carr had the worst game of his career from a statistical perspective on Thursday night. His 2 worst Total QBRs this season have both come against the Chiefs.

Leonard dunks on Butler and Lopez
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Kawhi Leonard posts up against Jimmy Butler and spins by him to hit the rim with a one-handed slam over Butler and Robin Lopez.

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Towns show Valanciunas no mercy
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Karl-Anthony Towns drives to the basket, rises up and throws down a huge one-handed slam dunk over Jonas Valanciunas.

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyreek Hill delivered a 78-yard punt return for the Chiefs after fans were chanting his name in anticipation of a big play. "I don't think I've ever seen anything like what happened tonight, that one scene," quarterback Alex Smith said "I've never seen a stadium chant a name like that and then he houses it. It gave me chills."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Crabtree told reporters he needed to get an X-ray on his left ring finger after injuring it again. He dislocated it on Sunday.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Derek Carr says "it was just a bad night", that his finger wasn't an issue, and that "he's sick to his stomach" to play like that.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid confirmed a ruptured Achilles' tendon for linebacker Derrick Johnson.

Scott T. Miller ESPN.com 

Since 2001, teams with a minus-3 turnover differential have a .094 winning percentage. The Chiefs won tonight with a minus-3 differential, thanks to a defense that allowed just six points off turnovers.

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Raiders QB Derek Carr threw for 117 yards, the 2nd-fewest in a game by a QB with at least 40 attempts. The Elias Sports Bureau notes that the record of 110 was set by Jesse Palmer for the Giants against the Panthers in 2003. It was the last game of Palmer's career.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Derek Carr's four fantasy points tonight are his third-fewest in a game in his career (2, 2014 Week 13 and 2015 Week 1). Five of his 15 worst single-game point totals have now come against the Chiefs.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders missed multiple opportunities tonight to put points on the board, but give credit to the Chiefs and that defensive game plan, too. The Kansas City secondary was aggressive. A lot of press-man. Technique and physicality. Challenge the release. Derek Carr finished with only 117 yards on 17-of-41 passing. Chiefs get the 21-13 win at Arrowhead.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs beat Raiders 21-13 to kick off NFL Week 14. The ViewFromVegas is they also covered as 3.5-point home favorites and the game stayed under the betting total of 46 points. Both teams are 10-3 and tied atop the AFC West with three games left, but the Chiefs hold the tiebreaker as they swept the season series.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Raiders and/or Derek Carr decided to play jump ball with the Chiefs' active and playmaking defensive backs on third and fourth downs. They chose poorly. Low percentage plays on must-have downs are a bad combination.

Durant slams, sticks tongue out
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Kevin Durant absorbs the contact and throws down a powerful dunk before facing the crowd and sticking his tongue out with a smile.

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Travis Kelce reached 100 receiving yards in each of his last four games. According to Elias, he joins Tony Gonzalez (Chiefs, 2000) & Jimmy Graham (Saints, 2011 & 2013) as the only other tight ends in the last 50 years with four consecutive such games.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs DBs have played press-man for the majority of this game. Challenging the Raiders WRs at the line of scrimmage. Physical technique.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Bad snap? Bad hold? Either way, the Raiders could not take advantage of their third takeaway of the game as Marquette King dropped the inside snap on a Sebastian Janikowski field-goal attempt. King has not had a good night, getting mocked by Travis Kelce after Tyreek Hill's 78-yard punt return for a TD.

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Khalil Mack has recorded a sack in 8 straight games. According to Elias, that's tied for the longest streak by a Raider (Lance Johnstone in 1998) since sacks became official in 1982.

Curry gets run over, hits 3 anyway
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Steph Curry hits the floor hard on an aggressive closeout from Dante Exum, but still converts with a chance for a four-point play.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans lose 99-88 at home to a Sixers team that lost 23 straight road games entering the night. Anthony Davis has 26 points and 11 rebounds, but as a team the Pels shot 39 percent from the floor and 28 percent from 3.